Originally Posted by widowmaker
In 1962 I was in the courthouse to pay my very first fine for a ticket I got in my dad's '56 Pontiac convertable. I went to the mens room and found a snub nose .38 hanging on the coat hook in one of the stalls. Like an idiot, I carried it out and handed it to the clerk behind the desk where I was to pay my ticket. Turned out to belong to one of the detectives that was to testify later that day. As far as I know, nothing was done about the incident.
Nowdays I would probably have been shot. I did get a thank you but still had to pay the $15.00 fine for not having a drivers license in Oklahoma. I did have my temp. from Calif tho.
I love the stories of the USA before we became a police state.
1)If you did that today you would be dead.
2) if you were not dead (luck perhaps). Your fine would probly be $500.
3) you couldn't afford to put gas in an old Pontiac
. (anybody here about O'bummer shooting down the oil line in Canada?).
4) the detective would get a promotion to the ATF.
5) there would be no thank you exchanged or implied. Just Gitmo.